The Florida State Seminoles aren’t done yet scheduling out of conference matchups for the near future. Two weeks ago, Florida State and Alabama announced they will open the 2017 season in Atlanta. Now, the athletic department has set its sights for 2018.
Florida State and the West Virginia Mountaineers are discussing the possibility of meeting in a neutral site game as early as 2018, per the Palm Beach Post report.
The Mountaineers already have a busy non-conference schedule in 2018 with matchups against Tennessee and North Carolina State.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Out of conference scheduling is becoming more and more important in college football. Most recruits want to play for a school that is going to have national televised games and provide the opportunity to showcase their talents on the biggest stage.
These two schools were supposed to meet in a home and home series in 2012 and 2013, but the series was cancelled after West Virginia joined the Big 12 conference and their non-conference schedule was reduced from four to three games per season.
You have to give credit to head coach, Jimbo Fisher. He has heard for years that the ACC is a down conference and the league itself is lacking in overall talent. It seems like the Seminoles will get every chance to prove that they are one of the elite teams in college football.
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